# FEM2D_PROJECT_FUNCTION Piecewise Linear Finite Element Approximation

FEM2D_PROJECT_FUNCTION is a MATLAB program which projects a function W(X,Y), given as a formula, into a given finite element space of piecewise linear triangular elements.

The result is that the function W(x,y) is approximated by a finite element function U(x,y) formed using piecewise linear triangular elements.

The computational region is a rectangle, which is divided up into a mesh of triangles using a grid of NX by NY points. For node K at grid point (I,J) in the interior, the associated basis function Vk(x,y) is used to pose the equation:

```        Integral U(x,y) Vk(x,y) dx = Integral W(x,y) Vk(x,y) dx
```
while, for node K at grid point (I,J) on the boundary, the associated degree of freedom is determined by the boundary condition
```        U(x,y) = W(x,y),
```

The conditions define a linear system for the coefficients Uk in the finite element expansion of U(x,y):

```        U(x,y) = sum ( 1 <= K <= M*N ) Uk * Vk(x,y)
```

The program computes these coefficients, compares U and W pointwise at the nodes, and computes the L2 norms of U, W and U-W.

### Languages:

FEM2D_PROJECT_FUNCTION is available in a C++ version and a FORTRAN90 version and a MATLAB version.

### Related Data and Programs:

FEM2D, a data directory which contains examples of 2D FEM files, text files that describe a 2D finite element geometry and associated nodal values;

FEM2D_PACK, a MATLAB library which is useful for 2D finite element calculations.

FEM2D_PROJECT, a MATLAB program which projects a function F(X,Y), given as a data, into a given finite element space of piecewise linear triangular elements.

FEM2D_SAMPLE, a MATLAB library which evaluates a finite element function defined on an order 3 or order 6 triangulation.

### Reference:

1. Hans Rudolf Schwarz,
Finite Element Methods,
ISBN: 0126330107,
LC: TA347.F5.S3313.
2. Gilbert Strang, George Fix,
An Analysis of the Finite Element Method,
Cambridge, 1973,
ISBN: 096140888X,
LC: TA335.S77.
3. Olgierd Zienkiewicz,
The Finite Element Method,
Sixth Edition,
Butterworth-Heinemann, 2005,
ISBN: 0750663200,
LC: TA640.2.Z54

### Examples and Tests:

You can go up one level to the MATLAB source codes.

Last revised on 02 June 2009.